Traveling to Madrid

How to Get to the Conference Venue

The Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel is located close to the Madrid Airport and provides a convenient venue for the HIVR4P 2018 Conference.

By Plane –Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport (MAD)
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport (MAD) is a major international airline hub. Over the last decade Madrid-Barajas International Airport has expanded and received various awards for the design of its new international Terminal 4. The airport is located just 5.8 kilometers northwest of the hotel.

Getting to/from the Airport
Airport shuttle
The Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel offers an airport shuttle service from 5:00 am to 1:30 am. The bus stops at every terminal. This complimentary service is scheduled and can be booked via the shuttle phone: +34 91 400 4400

Taxi 
Taxis in Madrid are white with a diagonal red band on their front door bearing the emblem of the city. A green light indicates that the taxi is free. Taxi fare from the airport to the conference venue is approximately 25 EUR one-way. The final price for your ride will be indicated by the taximeter.

Car
Individuals arriving by car should follow Avenue de la Hispanidad direction to M-40/N-II Madrid. Take exit 1, continue to Avenida de Aragon Service Road and continue approximately 2 kilometers to the hotel. The Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel offers on-site parking for 3 EUR per hour or 21 EUR per day.

Public Transportation

Madrid Metro
The Madrid Metro, Europe’s 2nd largest metro network by kilometers, is the fastest, most efficient and most affordable way of getting around Madrid. The Madrid metro serves the entire city and some suburbs. There twelve metro lines operate from 6am to 1.30am, with trains departing every 2 minutes during the morning rush hour and every 15 minutes after midnight. Weekend service is less frequent. For more information, click here.

Download the Madrid Metro map here

Bus
Madrid’s large, citywide bus network is operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes (EMT). Buses travel to places the underground doesn’t reach. Although main streets have dedicated bus lanes, the buses may be slower than the tube during rush hours. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday between 6am and 11.30pm, every 4 to 15 minutes. Less frequent weekend services run between 7am and 11pm.

Madrid has 26 late night bus routes, popularly known as ‘búhos’ (Spanish for ‘owls’), all of which depart from Plaza de Cibeles between 12am and 4am. 

Other means of transportation
Madrid’s 15,000 taxis are white with a diagonal red band on their front door bearing the emblem of the city. Taxis with a green light on are free. Madrid also offers many bike rentals, Uber, Cabify and the car2go electric car hire service.

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